Playing Minecraft Castle Siege at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Photo by Megy Karydes.

Playing Minecraft Castle Siege at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Photo by Megy Karydes.

Do you have a child obsessed with Legos and Minecraft? If so, you’ll want to check out LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago’s newest workshop, Minecraft Castle Siege, inspired by the popular Minecraft game.

My two children, ages 8 and 9, were invited to take the game for a test drive this week and although I’m not very familiar with how the game is played, let me assure you that both my kids are and were thrilled to try it out.

The interactive, computer-based adventure was led by Mark Dabler, who guided the group through a custom made Minecraft LEGO map, while working together to storm the enemy castle and reclaim the stolen treasure. Once completed, the kids traded in their game treasure for a LEGO kit of a dragon (similar to the one in the game) that they immediately built at home.

Playing Minecraft Castle Siege at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Photo by Megy Karydes.

Playing Minecraft Castle Siege at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Photo by Megy Karydes.

There is one more Minecraft Castle Siege workshop open to the public scheduled for December 6 (times: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm) but it’s highly advised you book your spot since there aren’t many slots available and reservations must be made five days in advance.

This isn’t our first time visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago. Our most recent visit was to check out their latest exhibit, Lego Star Wars Miniland (which is very cool). We’re still hoping to make it to LEGOLAND in Orlando, Florida, next year and the kids are jazzed about the possibility.

Although we didn’t have time to grab dinner nearby at Portillo’s Hot Dogs in Schaumburg after our Minecraft Castle Siege workshop, it’s definitely worth checking out the 50s/60s retro theme restaurant with arguably some of the best hot dogs in the area if you have time.